Conrad Schumacher made his first visit to Pumpkin Farms in March 2009. Conrad works closely with resident trainer, Merryl Vines who has organized his bi-annual clinics in the Pacific Northwest for over 5 years.
Conrad Schumacher is one of the world's foremost dressage trainers, having trained many students to international Olympic and World Championship level. He has been an influential force in the successful teams from Germany, Holland, Great Britain and the USA. With his many years of experience, first as a rider then as a coach, trainer and judge, and his excellent command of the English language, Conrad is able to communicate with clarity and candor the correct path for over 4000 horse and rider combinations. The focus of his system, he says, is on making the riders better, which in turn then improves the horses.
"If I can make the rider better, I can make the horse better."